2021 World Championship Match, Game 4

 Another game, another hard-fought draw. Nepomniachtchi made the reasonable choice to essay the solid Petroff's Defence in today's game, and he was rewarded with a game where Carlsen never really had an advantage.

The fourth consecutive draw - and, indeed, the seventeenth consecutive draw in World Championship match games - has led to a fair amount of adverse commentary, but I for one am finding this contest gripping. The lack of decisive results so far has simply been from both players being up to the task of neutralizing their opponent's challenges, rather than from any lack of desire to win.

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